REGISTER : CAIE 2019 Third Free Webinar (August 14, 2019)


This third webinar will talk about the evolution of innovation districts and their growing importance in the development of 21st century skills. The contribution of intersecting disciplines and the role that space plays in the promotion of knowledge and innovation will also be addressed. This third webinar is organized in collaboration with ANUIES
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Director de Parques Tecnológicos y Alianzas Estratégicas
Instituto de Emprendimiento Eugenio Garza Lagüera
Tecnológico de Monterrey, México


Director General de Vinculación Estratégica
Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior
(ANUIES), México

GoldieBlox, IF/THEN partner on STEM series featuring girls

GoldieBlox, IF/THEN partner on STEM series featuring girls

GoldieBlox, IF/THEN partner on STEM series featuring girls
Media company GoldieBlox and the STEM initiative If/Then by Lyda Hill Philanthropies have teamed up to create a video series on the GoldieBlox YouTube channel that highlights young women pursuing STEM opportunities and their role models. The series, called “Fast Forward Girls,” was created after CEO of Lyda Hill Philanthropies Nicole Small read a Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media report that said 63% of characters in STEM fields portrayed in films are male and 71% are white.

Thrive Global (7/30)

2019.07.05-06 The Conference on the Ethics of Science & Technology and Sustainable Development

Reported by Shun-Lien Sung of TWiST

The Conference were open to the public. Main participants include IBC and COMEST members, and presidents of UNESCO-affiliated organizations, who were joined by observers from Member States of UNESCO; organizations of the United Nations system; international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; invited experts and members of the general public.

*IBC: International Bioethics Committee
*COMEST: World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology

The objectives of the Conference are to provide an open forum for the exchange of idea and information on the ethics of science and technology and its implications to sustainable development and to create public awareness on the issue. The meeting also provides an opportunity for networking and future collaboration among participants and observers.

On 5-6 July 2019 in conjunction with the 26th Session of IBC and the 11th Session of COMEST, which were taken place during 2-7 July 2019 at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand.

Secretary General of INWES, Prof. Jung Sun Kim, were notified by Moutaud Monique of France and seek the recommendation of Professor Chia-li Wu from the Asia-Pacific region to observe the “The Conference” in Bangkok.  So that Shun-Lien Sung, president of TWiST, was appointed (self-financing). She quickly booked the ticket and hotel in great deal and arrived in the Jul-4th evening and flew back to Taiwan at Jul-7th in the morning.

The opening ceremony hosted by Thai Princess Sirindhorn (the second princess of King Pomeran).  The 63-year-old Princess Sirindhorn dressed plainly and gave opening speech in fluent English. The princess breaks the stereotype that was my impression.

Follow up Deputy Director-General of UNESCO introduced science and technology ethics and sustainable development, speech connection.

The conference is an annual working conference of the UNESCO Science and Technology Ethics Society, where interaction between people are limited. Participants are committee members so that there is no host reception. On the first day welcome reception based on invitation. We, INWES, did not receive the invitation. INWES registration information was recorded on the site, but organizer could not find INWES name tag and felt embarrassed. It seems that organizer did not aware of United Nations claimed Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women dated on December 18, 1979.

The development and research of new technologies will not be able to contribute to human beings when they are used by illicit motives; it is important to use ethical norms. Example of Jiankui He, a scientist from Shenzhen, China, used the “CRISPR/Cas9” gene editing technology were discussed. He claimed that successfully used gene editing technology to overcome diseases. However, the technology of genetically editing embryos is mostly not allowed. This is illegal in most parts of Europe and is banned in the United States. Because his research did not use public sector resources, it became a loophole in ethical norms. Although the registries for the projects were mentioned, it will still be a challenge.

The most impressed part is that during conference, there are young people drawing speakers’ speech on large poster in their own interpretation.  So that difference sections’ recorded as comic can be shared. These young people are not only owned painting skill, but also understand the conference theme.

GENOME Technology

Climate change

AI Technology

Comic poster exhibition area


【Event Highlights】TWiST meeting with CIE-WiE

Time:2019/6/22 10:00-12:00

On the day before the International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on June 23, we (TWiST) meet with the Women in Engineering of Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE-WiE) at fembooks.

During the meeting, the president of TWiST, Ms. Shun-Lien Sung introduced our organization and development, as well as the chairperson of WiE, Dr. Wen-Jean Hsueh introduced their building up since this year. Moreover, the Chairperson of INWES-APNN, prof. Chia-Li Wu shared the involvement of TWiST in international affairs.

Finally, the members of each side shared their life experience. We together enjoyed a wonderful morning and get to know each other more. ♥

2019.06.10 Meet with TWDA president Dr. Tuan


Congratulations to the Taiwan Women Dentists Association (TWDA) was established on May 25 this year!

The president of TWiST, Shun-Lien Sung, met with the president of TWDA, Mao-Ling Tuan yesterday. Ms. Duan introduced the establishment of TWDA and the plan of this year. In the other hand, Ms. Sung shared TWiST’s engagements in international affairs, both exchanged ideas.

2018 APNN report

The annual report of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists – Asia and Pacific Nation Network (INWES-APNN) Meeting provides APNN meeting highlights and the status report of member countries.

Full text download : Report of the 2018 APNN Meeting

  • 2018 APNN meeting is hosted by Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and Viet Nam Association For Intellectual Women (VAFIW) on October 18-20, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • This report is edited by the Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology (TWiST) and published in January, 2019.